Le Cave’s

Bakery | Donuts
One of the best

***We’ve been informed that the original Le Cave’s has recently closed.  There are plans for the new owner to reopen in a new location in early fall, 2018. More information can be found here.

Le Cave’s is a bakery that has been around forever (actually, since 1935); and it is known for two things: decorated cakes and donuts. The cakes look fantastic, although we regretfully confess that we have never tried one. We come to Le Cave’s for the donuts.

According to signs posted outside and inside the huge old bakery, these are “vegetable” donuts, which we assume means they are cooked in vegetable oil as opposed to lard. Whatever, they are superb: cake-textured, crisp-edged, with a clean flavor that makes you want to keep eating more. Several varieties are available, the house specialty being a glazed donut that weighs practically nothing. We also recommend the chocolate-frosted, maple-frosted, powdered-sugar, and cinnamon-sugar varieties. We buy a box full of six or a dozen in the morning shortly after 7:30 when Le Cave’s opens, and our sweet tooth is happy for the rest of the day, no matter where we roam.

What to Eat
Le Cave’s, Donut
Le Cave's Vegan-friendly donuts are made without animal fat or dairy products. Virtue never tasted so good.
Le Cave’s, Apple Fritter
Apple Fritter
A close up of the apple fritter, covered in a serious sugar glaze.
Le Cave’s, Mexican Wedding Cookie
Mexican Wedding Cookie
A Mexican wedding cookie is melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, infused with cinnamon. Great with coffee!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8 am - 1 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 6 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 6 pm
Friday7:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday8 am - 5 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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